Branch Chief (District of Columbia Court Agency Employees Only)

Washington, D.C
Oct 14, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Parentage and Support Branch is located in the Family Court Operations Division of the Superior Court and is responsible for the adjudication of cases involving the establishment of parentage and child support. In addition, the accurate and secure maintenance of records resulting from these activities. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall effective accomplishment of the mission assigned to the branch and the Family Court Operations Division.

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  • Ensures that all parentage and support filings and branch procedures comply with requirements of all relevant statutes, regulations, rules and business practices
  • Manages quality assurance and data entry functions in the court's case management system(s) for all new and subsequent filings in all parentage and support proceedings
  • Oversees and manages all financial functions relating to collection and processing of non-routine cash child support payments, alimony, bonds, restitution, wage withholding orders, notices to withhold income, copies and other fees; and uses the appropriate accounting practices to oversee the receipt, safeguarding, and accounting of such expenses
  • Manages the processing of all necessary documents associated with the issuance and execution of all bench warrants in parentage and support and domestic relations cases
  • Assists in planning, developing and administering programs designed to accomplish branch functions
  • Evaluates policies, procedures, and practices, and makes recommendations to the Family Court Director's Office for improvement
  • Evaluates subordinate supervisor(s) and reviews all employee evaluations; ensures training requirements are met and are adequate for employees to perform all duties
  • Collaborates with division-wide managers and other divisions of the D.C. Courts, as well as with other public and private agencies, as needed, to coordinate shared work-related programs and objectives of the Courts

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree plus five (5) years of experience in a general office, legal office or financial office (court or social services setting preferred), including experience with Family Court Law, rules and procedures and a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a supervisor.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

Graduation from the DC Court's Management Training Program may be substituted for one (1) year of supervisory experience. You must provide documentation of your management training (i.e. copy of certificate) with your application.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here:

Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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